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What you need to know before you buy
your first ounce of gold

Some initial guidelines from one of America’s top gold experts

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New to the idea of including gold in your investment portfolio?
If so, you might have questions.

This page is for you.

If you are new to the concept of gold ownership, you might be looking for a little guidance. We, at USAGOLD, have been in the gold business for a good many years and the one thing that stands out to us in working with so many over the years is how often investors, for one reason or another, get off to a bad start.

That is why we developed a question and answer page many years ago that delves into the subject of GETTING OFF TO THE RIGHT START. We update it regularly as things can change rapidly in the gold and silver markets. The page is linked above and we recommend that newcomers spend the few minutes it takes to get through it. . . .

This page receives considerably high-ranking from Google on a number of important searches and we like to think it’s because of the cause it serves – providing some positive direction to investors trying to get off to a solid start in their pursuit of gold ownership.

If you would like to talk with a real, live gold expert about your needs, try this phone number or drop us an e-mail:

1-800-869-5115
Extension #100

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orderdesk@usagold.com

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Gold Trends and Indicators

Map of world colored gold - www.usagold.com Member World Wide Web since 1997

Our Gold Trends and Indicators page was first constructed many years ago to serve a specific need.  At the time, there was no single place a client, or prospective client, could go to monitor statistical categories and correlations relevant to gold ownership.  This page filled that need with interactive, automatically updating charts that featured gold’s annual returns; one-year, ten-year, and long-term price charts; correlations like gold and the purchasing power of the dollar, gold and the S&P 500 and gold and the volatility index (to name a few); and, real rates of return over the long term on gold and the dollar.  It remains a favorite reference among serious investors and students of the gold market to this day.  We believe it to be particularly useful to the prospective gold buyer who wants to understand the history of gold under various circumstances as part of the due diligence process.

Gold Trends and Indicators is another of the quiet pages at USAGOLD that garners significant global interest particularly when the market is moving or breaking news warrants more than average interest. We also invite you to return here regularly – to this Live Daily Newsletter page – for up-to-the-minute gold market news, opinion, and analysis as it happens.

We invite your visit.  We encourage your bookmark.

USAGOLD’s
Gold Trends and Indicators
Charts offered in conjunction with the St. Louis Federal Reserve and the ICE Benchmark Administration

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Charles DeGaulle’s ‘Criterion’ speech

Image of French president Charles DeGaulle, black and whiteGiven the increasing frequency and severity of international currency imbroglios and one emerging nation-state after another falling into monetary disrepair, it is not difficult to visualize more and more of these states looking to gold as a matter of national defense. One recalls Charles DeGaulle’s famous criterion speech on gold in this context. Though such a holding would not cure internal problems derived from excessive debt and the debasement of their own currencies, it would offer something of a shield for all nation-states against the devaluation/revaluation policies of other nation-states, just as it does for private investors who take the same course of action.

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Daily gold and silver price history
1968 to present

Map of the World in gold with www.usagold.com, member of World Wide Web since 1997

Our Daily Gold and Silver Price History pages are among the heaviest traffic pages at the USAGOLD website. The archived data is licensed from the ICE Benchmark Administration and the London Bullion Market Association and Netdania Creations and run from 1968 to present.  FOREX prices for the day are posted as a live feed and then frozen at the end of each trading day.  These pages are frequented by data gatherers of all descriptions from professors and their students to market professionals and investors – all interested in gold’s price performance both over the long run and within specific time constraints for their own research purposes.

Daily Gold and Silver Price History is another of the quiet pages at USAGOLD that garners significant global interest particularly when the market is moving or breaking news warrants more than average interest. We also invite you to return here regularly – to this Live Daily Newsletter page – for up-to-the-minute gold market news, opinion, and analysis as it happens.

We invite your visit.  We encourage your bookmark.

GOLD • • • SILVER

USAGOLD’s
Daily gold and silver price history pages

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How gold performs during periods of deflation,
disinflation, stagflation and hyperinflation

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” – Aldous Huxley

Though Huxley’s observation is readily applied to humanity collectively, it does not apply so easily to individual investors. As justification, we offer the ongoing (and long-term) success of the USAGOLD website as well as the soaring statistics on the growth of private gold ownership over the past decade both in the United States and abroad, inspired directly by the lessons learned from financial market upheaval. The following short essays are dedicated to the safe-haven gold investor who, like noted financial author Nicholas Taleb, believes that it is just as important to prepare for what we cannot foresee as what we can.


BlackSwansYellowGold Series

Gold as a deflation hedge

Gold as a disinflation hedge

Gold as a stagflation hedge

Gold as hyperinflation hedge

Gold as the portfolio choice for all seasons

A chronology of panics, mania, crashes and collapses
(400 BC to present)

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Gold Trading Hours

Map of world gold colored with www.usagold.com - Members World Wide Web since 1997

Whenever the gold market gets active, we have a large increase in visitors at our Gold Trading Hours page.  Investors want to see which markets – Asian, European or American – are the focal point for price movement.  They also want to know when a particular market is going to open or close in areas where gold might experience an influx of buyer or seller interest.  That is why we designed this popular page with market hours and a live clock showing the local time in that particular market and all the other major gold markets.  Gold Trading Hours is one of the quiet pages at USAGOLD that garners significant global interest particularly when the market is moving or breaking news warrants more than average interest. We also invite you to return here regularly – to this Live Daily Newsletter page – for up-to-the-minute gold market news, opinion and analysis as it happens.

We invite your visit.  We encourage your bookmark.

USAGOLD’s
Gold Trading Hours
London – New York – Sydney – Hong Kong – Shanghai – Tokyo – Zurich

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Live Daily Newsletter
(The page you are now visiting)

Map of the world colored gold with www.usagold.com Member World Wide Web since 1997

“I cannot stress enough how important it is for everybody to really take it upon themselves to read as much as they can and try and understand what’s going on. Don’t rely on the mainstream media, don’t rely on short soundbite information, really dig into this and seek out the people who can help you understand it because it’s incredibly important right now.” – Grant Williams, RealVision-TV, Matterhorn interview with Lars Schall

We couldn’t agree with Grant Williams more.  Here at USAGOLD, we have always geared our content to what we believe our clientele would like to know or learn. Not the general public. Not Wall Street. Not the search engines. Not our colleagues in the field.  But our clientele.  The centerpiece to that endeavor is the page you are now reading.

We invite your visits.  We encourage your bookmark.

USAGOLD’s
Live Daily Newsletter
Up-to-the-minute gold market news, opinion and analysis as it happens.

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Gold Trends and Indicators

These interactive charts offered in conjunction with the St. Louis Federal Reserve and the ICE Benchmark Administration monitor statistical categories, price histories and historic correlations of interest to gold owners. To update the charts, please move the toggle button on the year bar all the way to the right.

Charts may take a moment to load.
To see the most updated version of the chart, click on the right arrow on date bar.


Gold Annual Returns
(Year over year)


Gold Annual Returns
(Year over year for the same month)


Gold Price
(One year)


Gold Price
(Ten year)


Gold Price
(Since 1970)


Gold Price
(Since 1970, log scale)


Gold Price
(Annual average)


Gold and the Purchasing Power of the U.S. Dollar
(Since 1970)


Gold and the Standard & Poor’s 500


Gold and the Volatility Index


Gold and the National Debt


Gold and the Dollar Index


Gold and the Monetary Base


Real Rate of Return on Gold
(Annual)


Real Rate of Return on U.S. Dollar
(Annual)


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A word on USAGOLD – USAGOLD ranks among the most reputable gold companies in the United States. Founded in the 1970s and still family-owned, it is one of the oldest and most respected names in the gold industry. USAGOLD has always attracted a certain type of investor – one looking for a high degree of reliability and market insight coupled with a professional client (rather than customer) approach to precious metals ownership. We are large enough to provide the advantages of scale, but not so large that we do not have time for you. (We invite your visit to the Better Business Bureau website to review our five-star, zero-complaint record. The report includes a large number of verified customer reviews.)


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Disclaimer – Opinions expressed on the USAGOLD.com website do not constitute an offer to buy or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any precious metals product, nor should they be viewed in any way as investment advice or advice to buy, sell or hold. USAGOLD, Inc. recommends the purchase of physical precious metals for asset preservation purposes, not speculation. Utilization of these opinions for speculative purposes is neither suggested nor advised. Commentary is strictly for educational purposes, and as such USAGOLD does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information found here.

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Gold Trading Hours
London – New York – Sydney – Hong Kong – Shanghai – Tokyo – Zurich

Local time. Weekdays unless otherwise noted.
To see clocks (the time in each trading center), click on black icon to activate. You may need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.




London
London Bullion Market Association
(United Kingdom)
Gold Price Auction
Morning fix: 10:30 AM • Afternoon fix: 3:00 PM
(Administered by ICE Benchmark Administration)


New York
Comex
(United States)
8:20 AM – 1:30 PM
Globex
6:00 PM to 5:15 PM (Next day)
6:00 PM (Sunday/Open)


Denver
USAGOLD
(United States, Colorado)
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

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Sydney
Australian Securities Exchange
(Australia)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Hong Kong • Shanghai
Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society
(Hong Kong)
8:00 AM (Monday) – 1:30 PM (Saturday)

Shanghai Benchmark
(Mainland China)
Morning fix: 10:15 AM
Afternoon fix: 2:15 PM

Shanghai Futures Exchange
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM; 9:00 PM – 2:30 AM




Tokyo
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)
(Japan)
Day Session: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Night Session: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM




Zurich
Bank settlement
(Switzerland)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Graphic of Client Portal connection:  Ready to invest. Start here.

A word on USAGOLD – USAGOLD ranks among the most reputable gold companies in the United States. Founded in the 1970s and still family-owned, it is one of the oldest and most respected names in the gold industry. USAGOLD has always attracted a certain type of investor – one looking for a high degree of reliability and market insight coupled with a professional client (rather than customer) approach to precious metals ownership. We are large enough to provide the advantages of scale, but not so large that we do not have time for you. (We invite your visit to the Better Business Bureau website to review our five-star, zero-complaint record. The report includes a large number of verified customer reviews.)


Graphic of Online Order Desk Connection: Great prices. Quick delivery. All the time.

ORDER DESK
1-800-869-5115 Ext#100
orderdesk@usagold.com


Disclaimer – Opinions expressed on the USAGOLD.com website do not constitute an offer to buy or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any precious metals product, nor should they be viewed in any way as investment advice or advice to buy, sell or hold. USAGOLD, Inc. recommends the purchase of physical precious metals for asset preservation purposes, not speculation. Utilization of these opinions for speculative purposes is neither suggested nor advised. Commentary is strictly for educational purposes, and as such USAGOLD does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information found here.

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